The Office of Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education offers classes and training through the following divisions:
- Community Enrichment Programs
- Workforce Programs
- Business and Industry
- Small Business Center
- Business Incubation
Instruction within these areas is designed to support the economic and cultural development of the community and its citizens. Courses are built upon the concept of lifelong learning and for convenience, are offered at a variety of times and locations.
Tired of Waiting?
Did you sign up for a class only to find out it's been canceled? Do you really like waiting around to see if that class will be offered again? Here are a few things you can do to help keep your selected class on the schedule.
- Register early -- do it today! Each class has a minimum required enrollment. Once that number is reached, the class is a "go."
- If you find a class you like, encourage a friend to join you. Sometimes two or three people make the difference between "Go" or "Cancel."
- So Don't wait! Register now, because classes will be canceled if the minimum is not met a week prior to the start date.
Continuing education course offerings are designed for adult learners. In special cases, 16 and 17-year-olds will be considered when (1) there is available space in the class and (2) they obtain the required permissions and signatures on the College’s Minor Permission Form.
Because of the high cost of books, we only have students purchase textbooks when they are essential. Students should bring the book with them to the first class.
Textbooks can be purchased at the Asheville. Books are available at A-B Tech Madison for classes scheduled at that campus only.
To find textbook information, you will need to know your course's Term (IE Winter, Spring, Fall, etc.), 3-letter course label, and 4-digit course (section) number - this information can be found in the continuing education schedule.
- Example Class: A+ Certification Prep - ELN-7400-400
- Course Label: ELN
- Course Number: 7400
Visit the A-B Tech Bookstore page to check information on textbooks.
This schedule listing should not be considered a contract between Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and any student. Errors may occur in preparing for publication. Changes may be necessary for various reasons. A minimum enrollment may be required to offer a course or continue a sequence of courses. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the State Legislature. There may be changes in the class schedule for inclement weather. If changes are necessary, an effort will be made to inform the students who are pre-registered or enrolled.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services, or activities. All requests for appropriate auxiliary aids and services must be made within a reasonable time prior to the activity to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator. If you have comments or suggestions for ensuring that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in or to enjoy the benefits of A-B Tech services, programs or activities, or if you wish to file a complaint under the ADA, please contact the ADA Coordinator: Ms. Shanna Chambers, Human Resources Office, Sunnicrest, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801. (828) 398-7113 or TDD 254-1921, Ext. 444.
Disability Support Services
Individuals with disabilities (as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, "ADA") wishing to make a request for reasonable accommodation, auxiliary communication aids or services, or materials in alternative accessible formats should email email@example.com or call (828) 398-7581.
Do you have a new class you would like to propose for consideration in a future schedule? If you are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about your subject and can communicate with a variety of people, we would like to hear from you. Complete a Course Proposal for each class you are proposing to teach and email Ty Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not mail in.
In the Event of Inclement Weather
The College will close when weather conditions are such that driving is hazardous. The following procedure will be observed for inclement weather conditions:
A message concerning school operation will be made by 5:30 a.m. and posted on the College website at abtech.edu and announced on local radio and TV stations for day classes. A voice mail message will be recorded on the College switchboard. If the College is scheduled to open at 10:00 a.m., Continuing Education classes scheduled to begin prior to 10:00 a.m. will commence at 10:00 a.m. Continuing Education classes scheduled to begin after 10:00 a.m. will follow their regular schedule.
The Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver was discontinued by the state legislature, effective July 1, 2013.